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About 1 in 20 Young Seoul Residents Live in Social Isolation Due Mainly to Unemployment

About 1 in 20 Young Seoul Residents Live in Social Isolation Due Mainly to Unemployment

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — About 1 in 20 young people in Seoul live in isolation or seclusion from society due mainly to difficulties in finding a job or mental problems, a survey by the city government showed Wednesday. An estimated 4.5 percent, or about 129,000, of Seoul residents aged between 19-39 were surveyed [...]

Seoul City to Provide Monthly Subsidy to Grandparents, Relatives Providing Child Care

Seoul City to Provide Monthly Subsidy to Grandparents, Relatives Providing Child Care

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government will provide a monthly subsidy of 300,000 won (US$242) to families relying on grandparents or relatives for child care as part of a project to help relieve the burden of raising children, officials said Tuesday. The city plans to invest a total of 14.7 trillion [...]

Seoul City to Introduce One-stop Access to Congestion Information for Major Tourist Sites

Seoul City to Introduce One-stop Access to Congestion Information for Major Tourist Sites

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Tourism Organization said Tuesday it will begin a trial of a new service that provides information on the level of congestion at major tourist hotspots in Seoul. The service can be accessed through a PC or mobile device via Visit Seoul, the official website for tourism in [...]

Seoul Lifts Citywide 35-story Limit on Apartment Buildings

Seoul Lifts Citywide 35-story Limit on Apartment Buildings

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The city government of Seoul on Thursday lifted a citywide 35-story limit on apartment buildings to allow more flexible city planning and more colorful landscapes, officials said. The city will abolish the blanket cap that had been applied to Grade-3 residential buildings across Seoul and permit the maintenance of [...]